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You can access University software on or off campus using AppsAnywhere ​- it gives you access to more than 200 applications, including Adobe Creative Cloud. 

Please note:  AppsAnywhere was upgraded on Tuesday 10 January 2023.  Although you may notice an improved user interface, much of the functionality remains the same.  The latest Frequently Asked Questions from AppsAnywhere can be found here: AppsAnywhere FAQs


What is AppsAnywhere? 


Like an app store, AppsAnywhere is a web based tool which delivers the software you use, on demand whenever and wherever you need it, using Cloudpaging technology.


The majority of the University software applications are available via AppsAnywhere, including Adobe Creative Cloud.  


The applications are listed alphabetically, categorised by school/subject and you can even search the 100s of applications to create your own favourites list. 


How do I access AppsAnywhere? 


There are several ways of accessing AppsAnywhere:

  • From an Edinburgh Napier managed desktop (including Managed Laptops and the Virtual Desktop Service) it can be loaded by clicking on the AppsAnywhere icon from either the Windows Start Menu or Desktop.
             AppsAnywhere logo

Please note: you won't be able to access all of the software via AppsAnywhere your own device, particularly Apple Macs. You will however be able to access the majority of software by connecting to the Virtual Desktop Service​

How do I use AppsAnywhere?

Once you're logged in to AppsAnywhere you can launch an app by clicking on the app name. 

To find an app:
  • From the home page, click "View all apps" to see all the applications listed alphabetically.
  • View the apps categorised by School/subject by clicking Categories on the left menu.
  • You can create your own favourites list - add an app to your favourites by clicking on the app name and then click the heart (add as favourite) icon.


Additional Information for Academic Staff


Please be aware that the first run of an application may take slightly longer to launch.  You are therefore advised to ask students to open any required applications as soon as they log in.  

Where can I find out more?

For further information contact the IS Service Desk in the first instance.

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